Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, hillary clinton, john edwards, and joe biden, who squares off against another lawmaker who also voted yes, congressmember paul ryan, in today's rise presidential debate. and those are some of the headlines. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are in our 100-city tour, here in los alamos, new mexico. yes, we are broadcasting from los alamos, the birthplace of the atomic bomb. we are here at the historic fuller lodge, built in 1928 as a boarding school for boys. gore vidal was one of the better known students here. the school was taken over by the u.s. government in 1943 to house the scientist for the manhattan project. the secret military program based here that produced the first u.s. nuclear weapon. the work was led by the physicist j. robert oppenheimer. this is oppenheimer speaking shortly after the first bomb was tested in southern new mexico in 1945. >> i have been asked whether in the years to come in will be possible to kill 40 million american people in the 20 largest american towns by the use of atomic bombs in a single night.